42 Truth & Life Quotes

42 Truth & Life Quotes 

  1-“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”

 Mark Twain 

2-“The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.”
 George Carlin 

3-“The truth." Dumbledore sighed. "It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.”
 J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 

4-“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”
 Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest 

5-“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
 Mark Twain 

6-“Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.”
 Mark Twain 

7-“Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.”
 George Orwell, 1984 

8-“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”
 Joe Klaas, Twelve Steps to Happiness 

9-“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.”
 Mahatma Gandhi 

10-“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
 Aldous Huxley, Complete Essays 2, 1926-29 

11-“Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”
 Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov 

42 Truth & Life Quotes
12-“Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.”
 George Carlin, When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops? 

13-“I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?”
 John Lennon 

14-“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
 George Orwell 

15-“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”
 Oscar Wilde 

16-“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”
 Oscar Wilde 

17-“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.”
 Winston S. Churchill 

18-“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.”
 Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind 

19-“I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.”
 S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders 

20-“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.”
 William Faulkner 

21-“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”
 Flannery O'Connor 

22-“Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.”
 Pablo Picasso 

23-“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.”
 Henry David Thoreau, Walden 

24-“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on an individual level. It's got to happen inside first.”

25-“The more I see, the less I know for sure.”
 John Lennon 

26-“It's enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.”
 Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude 

27-“There are no facts, only interpretations.”
 Friedrich Nietzsche 

42 Truth & Life Quotes

28-“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”
 Ernest Hemingway 

29-“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.”
 George Bernard Shaw 

30-“The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them”
 Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island 

31-“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.”
 Virginia Woolf 

32-“A truth that's told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent.”
 William Blake, Auguries of Innocence 

33-“I have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.”
 C. S. Lewis 

34-“Thinking something does not make it true. Wanting something does not make it real.”
 Michelle Hodkin, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer 

35-“Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion.”
 Edward Abbey 

36-“Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular.”
 Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart 

37-“The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.”
 David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest 

38-“To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow - this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.”
 Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage 

39-“Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.”
 George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones 

40-“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”
 Marcus Aurelius , Meditations 

41-“That's what fiction is for. It's for getting at the truth when the truth isn't sufficient for the truth.”
 Tim O'Brien 

42-“It is difficult, when faced with a situation you cannot control, to admit you can do nothing.”
 Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

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